Important People in Theft by Finding: Diaries

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David Sedaris

Author and narrator of the book, Sedaris is a Raleigh native who epitomizes the American dream of rags to riches. Born into a family of eight, Sedaris was the second oldest child after his sister, Lisa. In 1977, Sedaris dropped out of Kent State University to travel the country as a field laborer. During these early years, Sedaris spends his time doing drugs and obsessing over his dwindling finances and afraid to confront his own identity as a gay man. It is not until he reaches his mid-twenties that Sedaris begins to direct himself towards becoming the author he is known as today and seeks to live a more responsible life. After moving to Chicago to attend the Art Institute, Sedaris successfully finishes his undergraduate degree where he cultivates the offbeat and quirky observations he later becomes famous for. After graduating, Sedaris spent a short period of...

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